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Microsoft Access 2013 Output to PDF loosing Landscape

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I use the following code to export my report to pdf
DoCmd.OpenReport "TotalbyUserOrganization", acViewReport, "", "", acNormal
DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "TotalbyUserOrganization", "PDFFormat(*.pdf)", myfilename, True, "", , acExportQualityScreen
DoCmd.OpenReport "TotalbyUserOrganization", acViewPreview, "", "", acHidden

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This works fine except for all non landscape reports but when I used this code for my report that requires landscape it prints to adobe on portrait. The report view is correct. Do I need VBA code for landscape. I have searched and have not found an answer for this. This is Microsoft Access 2013. Thanks for the help.
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by:omgang
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Thinking it's the acExportQualityScreen parameter.  You're telling it to optimize output for the a screen device.
See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff192065(v=office.15).aspx
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Your code, though I modified it slightly, worked fine as-is and gave me a Landscape PDF for a Landscape Report:

DoCmd.OpenReport "rptYourReport", acViewPreview, , , acHidden
DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "rptYourReport", "PDFFormat(*.pdf)", "C:\YourFolder\Test.pdf", True, "", , acExportQualityScreen
DoCmd.Close acReport, "rptYourReport"

BTW, I am using Access 2010, so you (using 2013) might want to make sure you have all you Updates installed for Windows and Office.

JeffCoachman
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by:marlind605
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Thanks for both of the replies. OM Gang, I tried acExportQualityPrint and I get the same thing. The thing of it is I have 3 reports printing in landscape and I am only having trouble with 1.  jeffCoachman, I tried your solutions saving one of my good reports as a test and I get an output cancelled error. Any other thoughts for this problem?
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I did some more searching and found the solution. I changed the page setup columns width to 10.75 same as on the report and it worked. Not sure why I had to do that. I spent way to much time on it.
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I did some more searching and found the solution. I changed the page setup columns width to 10.75 same as on the report and it worked. Not sure why I had to do that. I spent way to much time on it. Thanks for the assist.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Oh,
You did not state you had columns setup for his report...

Glad you got it figured out.
;-)

Jeff
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Not sure if I am doing this correct but I did find the solution and I learned something from the other two comments. Thanks.
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